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Re: “Richmond Residential Neighborhoods Push Back Against Density

Hi all - I am also very familiar with this project and have been to one of the meetings. I love cities because they grow and change and are diverse; that is why I live in the city, and have lived in cities my entire adult life. I think it is fine that a building is being built, however the structure they are building on this piece of property is monstrous, in my opinion, dumping lower income residents into a corner with the other lower income residents across the street. This is what I care about. I care that people will essentially be shoved into this place with one entrance in and one entrance out on one narrow street. This isn't open to the neighborhood as part of the neighborhood - it looks like an institution. It is the perfect setting for crime, and with the playground in the middle, I am scared for the residents. This is not what should be offered as a plan for a mixed income housing - this will ultimately be 100% lower income residents, concentrating low income - exactly what we do not want/need as a community. This is not fair to our lower income neighbors - we should be activating on a plan to actually incorporate low income housing in our current neighborhoods and not building prison like structures and claiming they will be "mixed income".

There is strength in numbers - if we can't keep this from happening, we need to do everything we can to influence the design of this structure for the future residents.

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Posted by megan.christine.koonsddd3 on 04/07/2017 at 10:37 AM

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